Incident overview

The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act charges relate to:

  • Release of a substance that could potentially cause a significant adverse effect.
  • Release of a substance into a waterworks system that could cause potable water to be unfit.
  • Release of a substance into a waterworks system that could cause variance from allowed concentrations.
  • Failure to comply with an approval requiring the approval holder not to allow non-conforming chemicals to be in the waterworks system.

The municipality also faces dangerous goods charges related to ensuring that unloading connections were inspected to ensure that transported goods were discharged into the proper receiving line.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s first court appearance is set for July 17, 2019 at the Fort McMurray Court House.

Alberta Environment and Parks focuses on education, prevention and enforcement to ensure all Albertans continue to enjoy a clean and healthy environment. When individuals, companies, or municipalities fail to comply with environmental legislation, Environment and Parks has a range of options, depending on the offence, to ensure compliance.


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